Amazon’s Best Christian Romance Movie Announces Sequel

Jim E. Chandler, Jenn Gotzon
Jim E. Chandler, Jenn Gotzon and their son James on the red carpet of the International Christian Film and Music Festival, May 22, 2021 |

ORLANDO, Fla. — Actress Jenn Gotzon and her actor-producer husband, Jim E. Chandler, have announced that their Christian romantic comedy “The Farmer and The Belle” will have a second episode following its success on Amazon.

Farmer and Beauty: Saving Santalandwas released on DVD in November 2020 and spent six weeks on Amazon under “Best Sellers in Romance” for new releases. The religious film remained in the top 10 for six weeks. The first part featured Gotzon (“Frost/Nixon”), Chandler (“Drop Dead Diva”), John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) and others.

The husband-wife duo first announced the sequel to their hit film during a marketing and distribution panel at the International Christian Film and Music Festival (ICFF) last month. Later, they shared some additional details regarding the film with The Christian Post.

“After being, by the grace of God, a romance bestseller on Amazon for six weeks, we saw the ministry hit, so we are [going to] do a sequel, the ‘Farmer and the Belle 2,'” Gotzon told CP during a red carpet interview.

Chandler noted that the film is already in development.

First part of “The Farmer and the Beauty” was inspired by a true story that illustrates the beauty of embracing one’s identity in God and how it leads to the true path of love. The sequel will venture into how to have a successful marriage.

“It’s about having a fulfilling marriage based on psychological and biblical values,” Gotzon told CP.

The Christian romance film targets women aged 34 to 54 and older. According to prlog.orgthe second episode follows “the newlyweds, model Belle (Gotzon) and small-town farmer (Chandler) from the first film”.

According to the synopsis, “The Farmer and the Beauty” will be a Christmas movie that “will be set on a snowy ski mountain and a southern farm where the two discover that sometimes it takes a cow, a pig and the daughter of a farmer to find love and respect in marriage.”

The end credits will feature a surprise visitor, the Chandlers’ newborn son, baby James.

While 2020 has seen the end of many marriages between non-believers and Christians, Gotzon said it’s important for couples to have three loves for each other when in a relationship.

“When we first started dating, this pastor, Pastor David, explained that you have three loves from the Bible. Raya, Ahava and Dod. Raya is friendship. Ahava is that undying loyalty, and Dod is passion which is ‘ooh la la,'” she explained.

The terms for love come from the Old Testament Scriptures and are used primarily in the Hebrew language. Each word expressed different types of love.

“When you have these three loves burning together under the flame of God, that’s the makeup of what makes true love in a marriage,” Gotzon concluded in his interview with CP. “So that’s what we have to look for in a marriage.”

For more information on the sequel to ‘The Farmer and The Belle’, visit the movie page website.

Jeannie Ortega Law is a reporter for The Christian Post. Contact her at: [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @jlawcp Facebook: JeannieOMusic

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